2013 Zombikini Carwash

Car Wash signage

Car Wash signage

So the 2013 Zombikini car wash was this afternoon. Now in its second year the car wash is an event, organized by Vile Visions that raises money for the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association by washing a load of cars encrusted with the last remains of summertime adventures (which is to say, grime) while providing live music and entertainment for families. It’s a great event that helps get a lot of cars cleaned, something the state is in desperate need of, and that also helps raise a lot of money for an absolutely amazing cause. Above all else, it’s a chance for people who mainly stay indoors to get outside, enjoy a little fresh air (or at least, slightly fresher), and stock up on Vitamin D by getting some much-needed sunlight.

…or at least it would have been, only the weather in Denver today was something like this:

The Storm of the Century

The Storm of the Century

…only slightly worse.

But was that enough to get us to cancel the opportunity to hang out with attractive women in bikinis with a decidedly ghoulish bent, you ask? The answer to which is, of course, “Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” And so we simply moved the event indoors.

It's loud!The live musicians were pretty fantastic and did a good job of keeping the crowds entertained and engaged. I could tell the party had really started ramping up when I noticed my phone telling me that the noise level in the room was roughly equivalent to what it would be if I were to stick my head inside of a Diesel engine block.

The Zombikini itself, for those who aren’t aware, is a pretty unique piece of… what’s the word… clothing I suppose, although technically there’s no cloth present. But in a world where ladies’ swimwear is usually dominated by stripes, solid colors, the occasional floral print, or itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka dots, the Zombikini stands alone in the fashion industry as the sort of product that could only be born of a deranged imagination – and of course I mean ‘deranged’ in the best possible way. 😉

Bloodlust Productions provided these particular Zombikinis, and they were pretty spectacular to see. You can really appreciate the sort of work that’s gone into each one, and they’re all painstakingly detailed and well-done. As Ferris Bueller once said, “If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up,” and I’m not just saying that because if more people did then, by extension, there’d be more girls wearing them all over the place, no sir. That’s just not the kind of ulterior motive I’m capable of.

Zombikinis

Zombikinis, displayed in the least entertaining way of the afternoon.

A Sensual Portrait photographer - now that's what I call devotion to duty.

A Sensual Portrait photographer – now that’s what I call devotion to duty.

The afternoon finished up with a few shots of the ladies outside, both taking advantage of the local architecture and a white hearse that just happened to be in the area, all done by the artistic (and dedicated) photographer at A Sensual Portrait. The photographer is featured at right because I just know for sure that when you click on a post about “Zombikini”s, this is exactly what you, the public, are expecting to see, right?

All in all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon, and in the end we managed to raise a bit of money for a great cause, which is always, always good news. If you weren’t able to make it down to join us this afternoon but would still like to make a donation to help children and families in need, you can do so by clicking this link.

Alright, alright, here’s a photo of what you’re after. I know you better than you think that I think that I do. I think. Maybe. More photos are after the cut.

Zombikini girls with the review team

Girls in Zombikinis.
Fun Fact: If you look carefully in the background, you can see that the Spooky Colorado review team for 2013 is also present!

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